Buck Elliott (minors02)

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Albert Winslow Elliott Jr.

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

OF/1B Buck Elliott played in the minor leagues from 1937 to 1956, mostly in the low minors. The highest Elliott reached was 6 games for the New Orleans Pelicans in 1948. Over the course of his 14-year career, the outfielder/first baseman played in 1,228 games, hitting as high as .336 in a season. He twice hit at least 20 home runs (in 1947 and 1950) and 10 triples (in 1940 and 1947). His playing career was interrupted by World War II - he served 4.5 years in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Elliott also managed in the minors from 1949 to 1956.

Elliott later scouted for the San Diego Padres (1969), Kansas City Royals (1970), New York Mets (1971-1976), Baltimore Orioles (1977-1978), New York Yankees (1980), and Oakland A's (1982-1985). He signed, among others, former Mets pitcher Craig Swan.

Elliott's father, Albert Sr. and brother Willard Elliott also played minor league ball. Buck Sr.'s brother Gene Elliott played in the majors and another brother Heise Elliott played in the minors.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1949 Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings Arizona-Texas League 5th none replaced Paul Jones May 26
1950 Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings Arizona-Texas League 69-79 4th Brooklyn Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1951 Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League 76-60 3rd none League Champs
1952 Modesto Reds California League 45-46 -- Pittsburgh Pirates -- replaced by Clinton Cameron (22-27) on July 23
1953 Phoenix Senators Arizona-Texas League 58-82 6th none none
1955 Salinas Packers California League 41-60 -- Pittsburgh Pirates -- replaced by Jack Paepke (19-26) on July 25
Billings Mustangs Pioneer League 5th Pittsburgh Pirates replaced Jack Paepke July 25
1956 Billings Mustangs Pioneer League 70-62 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates